Tulip Time 2014 closes with record numbers

September 29, 2014Posted in: Events, Tourism
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The 54th Southern Highlands Tulip Time Festival has been hailed a success, with a record breaking number of visitors enjoying the bright blooms and stunning spring weather. More than 35,300 people flocked through the gates of Corbett Gardens during the 13 day festival which ended yesterday, smashing the previous record of 33,000 which was set...

Shire’s seniors invited to learn life-saving skills

September 26, 2014Posted in: Events
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With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is hosting the Royal Life Saving Australia Grey Medallion program to help equip older adults with water safety and emergency response skills. Older Australians make up a large proportion of the drowning statistics in Australia – according to the Royal Life...

FREE Child Restraint Checking Day

September 26, 2014Posted in: Events

How secure is your child’s restraint? Every year, many children are injured – or worse – in car crashes. Many of these incidents could be prevented or reduced if the right child car seat is correctly used. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, is encouraging parents to ensure their child seats are fitted correctly at...

Mayor announces appointment of General Manager

September 23, 2014Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair has today announced the appointment of Ann Prendergast as General Manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council. “I am absolutely delighted on Ann’s appointment,” Councillor Gair said.  “I whole-heartedly congratulate her on her success and look forward to working with her.” The decision to appoint Ms Prendergast as General Manager was unanimously...

Mayor Gair gears up for week two of Tulip Time

September 23, 2014Posted in: Community, Events
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With Sunday 28 September the final day of this year’s Tulip Time celebrations, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair is encouraging guests to enjoy the second week’s remaining events. “We’ve had an absolutely fabulous response from visitors to our first week’s program of events,” he said.  “I urge anyone who hasn’t yet taken part or...